Tag Archives: Beijing

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Azarenka pulls out of Citi Open hard-court tournament in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former No. 1 & two-time major champion Victoria Azarenka has pulled out of next week's Citi Open hard-court tournament because of an injured right shoulder. The tournament…

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Starwood reaches out to potential bidders – sources

(Reuters) – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc has reached out to potential bidders including InterContinental Hotels Group Plc & Wyndham Worldwide Corp after it decided to explore a sale,…

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Poland's richest man, Jan Kulczyk, dies at 65

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland's richest man, Jan Kulczyk, died in Vienna on Tuesday from complications after surgery, a spokeswoman at Kulczyk Holding, the company he founded, said. He was 65….

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China shares gyrate as Beijing scrambles to calm markets

By Samuel Shen & Pete Sweeney SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese shares whip-sawed between gains & losses on Tuesday, as Beijing scrambled once again to prop up a stock market whose…

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Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic bid at a glance

The International Olympic Committee will vote Friday on the host city for the 2022 Winter Games, choosing between Beijing & Almaty, Kazakhstan. Beijing, which hosted the 2008 Olympics, is seeking…

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Words gain ground at Britain's summer music festivals

By Jan Harvey MALMESBURY, England (Reuters) – Poetry is the latest crowd draw at Britain's music festivals, once havens of rebellious rock yet now as settled in the nation's summer…

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Bolt 'will show up' at world championships in Beijing

LONDON (AP) — Even though Usain Bolt is still waiting to see if he has fully recovered from a left leg injury, the Olympic champion is sure he will be…

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Iran won't accept curbs beyond 10 years, negotiator says

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will not accept any extension of sanctions relating to its nuclear programme beyond 10 years, the Islamic Republic's senior nuclear negotiator said on Wednesday. Abbas Araqchi…

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'Ragtime' author E.L. Doctorow dies at age 84

(Reuters) – E.L. Doctorow, the author of popular novels grounded in American history including "Ragtime" & "Billy Bathgate," has died at age 84, his publisher said on Tuesday. A spokeswoman…